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Local Roundup: Jackets punch ticket to finals

    BROOKLET — The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (18-4-2) swept Dodge County Saturday to punch its ticket to the Region 3-AA championship Wednesday.
    Sierra Peebles struck out 18 through the two contests, which SEB won 3-0 and 6-1.
    Peebles and Leah McCarthy each had an RBI in the first game and Nira Byrd and Lindsey Crosby each crossed the plate.
    Peebles hit a three-run homer in the second game, and Dallas McClellan went 3-for-4 with an RBI.Crosby scored twice and Casey Hadden went 2-for-3.
    With the region championship on the line, SEB travels to Bleckley County for a doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Eagles hosting baseball camps
    Georgia Southern baseball is offering pitching, catching, and hitting leagues for grades five through 12 on Oct. 17 through Nov. 24.
    Participants will receive training from current players and coaches for five sessions on all aspects of the game from mechanics to the mental game. The leagues will be held Mondays for hitters and Tuesdays for pitching and catching. For questions call the Georgia Southern Baseball Office at (912) 478-1350 or Coach Vincent Smith (912) 674-4249.
    For more information and to sign up, visit

Eagles face No. 23 Furman
    Georgia Southern looks to continue its hot start to the 2011 Southern Conference season on tonight with a trip to No. 23 Furman.
    The Eagles are a perfect 2-0 in conference play after defeating a pair of regionally ranked squads (Davidson and College of Charleston) to open league play.
    The Eagles, poised to join the regional rankings this week, are off to their first 2-0 start to the league season since 1998 and can go 3-0 for the first time since 1997. Georgia Southern’s offense is led by Luigi Clendening, who added two scores in the Charleston match to up his season goals tally to nine. At this pace, Clendening will have a shot at setting the school record for goals in a season of 15, set in 1987 by Darryl Watson.
    Ryan Platt has been like the Rock of Gibraltar between the pipes for the Eagles, holding opponents to a 1.22 goals against average with 37 saves. The Eagle offense has provided 2.29 goals per match which has propelled Georgia Southern to a 6-3-1 overall record.